View Full Version : Please help finding a cheap ceramic tile store
Feb 28th, 2012, 05:44 PM
I need about 100-200 sqft of ceramic tiles (~6-15 inches in width/height each)
I have tried home depot / rona around gta all they have are pretty much overpriced.
i don't care about look / design, just the price.
Feb 29th, 2012, 09:04 AM
Olympia Tile has an outlet store across the street from the main store where they sell discontinued and end lots at reasonable prices. There are also several small tile stores in the area, along Dufflaw and Orfus. I've bought smaller quantities of tiles at a few of these over the years for small projects, e.g. bathroom floor, kitchen backsplash, etc.
I'd imagine as well that tile stores usually have end lots and discontinued product available at reduced prices. You may have to ask a salesperson. I know there are several such stores in the K-W area. There must be even more in GTA.
Mar 7th, 2012, 12:59 AM
Try The Tile Shoppe (http://www.tileshoppes.com/)
Mar 13th, 2012, 05:57 PM
Rivalda Tiles in Concord (Jane and Langstaff). By far the cheapest place with tons of selection. The place is always packed - weekday, weekend, go with alot of patience to get a sales lady to fill your order. ASK! "Can you do better on the price?!" and the answer is usually Yes - whether its $1-2 off per sq foot. The guys in the back always give you a few more tiles too.
When we were renoing the basement, I went to alot of stores - Rivalda was by far the best selection and prices, but second best was Tile Shoppe, there they carry the most current/trendy tile in store.
Mar 14th, 2012, 01:56 PM
Do you have a Habitat for Humanity ReStore nearby? I was in the one in Ottawa and they had tons of different tiles for really cheap. Its hit or miss with the ReStore, but worth checking out. The one in Ottawa gets overstock/older stock from Home Depot, I assume the others do as well.
Mar 14th, 2012, 02:08 PM
Do you have a Habitat for Humanity ReStore nearby? I was in the one in Ottawa and they had tons of different tiles for really cheap.Selection is the main problem but you could always get lucky...
The one in Ottawa gets overstock/older stock from Home Depot, I assume the others do as well....or unlucky, as once happened to me. The ReStore here also gets cast-offs from HD. (HD is one of HFH's top supporters.) A few days after I'd bought and installed fairly expensive faucet that I'd bought from HD, I went into our ReStore looking for other stuff I might be able to use in our reno. Much to my surprise and chagrin, they had one of the same faucets I'd just paid full price for. The one at ReStore had a badly torn box. The contents looked like someone had tried to install the faucet but had given up for some reason. There were fingerprints all over the chrome but no scratches or other bad signs. All the parts were there too. The price was about 10% of what I'd just spent on a new one :cry:
Mar 14th, 2012, 02:44 PM
If you don't care about the look, HD has some on sale for like 39cents/sqft about once a month.
You need to be careful though. Cheaper tiles might be 'defective' by not being the same size. I've seen some up to 1/8th of an inch difference in sizes. It might not seem like much but when you're trying to make long perfectly straight lines it'll show....then again I'm a perfectionist. lol